Oct 12, 2009

Time to get ready for colder weather...

Cold weather really snuck up on us quickly this year. Last week we were in the 50s and 60s all week, and this week is forecast to be in the low 50's. (That's 10 to 15 degrees colder than normal for southwestern Ohio.) So I have planned several To Do Projects this week to get ready for Fall and (ack!) Winter. -- Put fabric slipcovers on family room furniture. Our sofa and chairs in the family room are leather. There's nothing worse than sitting down on cold leather in the winter! So I have fabric slipcovers that get put on to "warm them up" a bit. I will also put out different colored pillows, and get the throws and lap quilts out. Getting ready for snuggle weather! -- Clean out both closets in master bedroom. Time to move the summer clothes out and put the sweaters and jackets and long-sleeved shirts in. Also time to get rid of some old shoes and purses that have been around way too long. I'll make a list of clothes I need (sweaters this year, I think) and watch for sales. -- Get out duvet cover with down quilt and put on master bedroom bed. Switch lace curtains to draperies. -- Put away wicker rocking chair from front porch. Clean front porch, windex storm door and window surround. Put out Fall decorations. -- Replace lace table cloth in dining room with heavier cloth, put out Fall dining table decorations. I think that's it for the seasonal stuff. Also on my To Do List this week is to clean out my kitchen cabinets and put down new shelving paper. Jeff is going off on a trip next week, and honestly, I'm considering painting my kitchen cabinets while he's gone. Big debate. They are currently oak stained cabinets, and I'm thinking they would look great in either white or slightly off white. With a glass tile back splash! I have a friend that just painted her very dark wood cabinets, so I need to get over there and see what they look like before deciding if I'm going to do mine. Has anyone tried this? Do they come out looking like nice cabinets, or simply old cabinets repainted? I have Mr. B on Wednesday and Friday this week. I went to Michael's yesterday and purchased a t-shirt and some fabric paints so we can do a spider (hand print) T-shirt this week. I found the project on Michael's web site.

3 comments:

Suburban Princess said...

It got cold here too! Brrrr! I am trying to get all of the same sorts of things done before Halloween!

The Calico Quilter said...

The cabinet question isn't "do they look good after they are painted", but "how is the paint job going to stand up to the daily hard use that kitchens get". Factory painted finishes are much more durable and even then, scratches happen. I had white painted bathroom vanities once (factory finish) and even they got looking kind of beaten up. I watch HGTV and cringe when they roll on a coat of paint over nice hardwood cabinets. Maybe it's because my father-in-law was a cabinetmaker in later life and I hate to see nice wood painted. On the other hand, you can get painters to spray on a lacquer finish right there in the kitchen, no removal required, which might be more durable than a regular paint job. Or, you might try just a new backsplash and new handles to spruce up the kitchen. Good luck in your decorating!

Scarlett said...

Just found your blog and wanted to say hello from another blogger in S. Ohio. Glad to have found your blog!